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County Agent Training on Vegetables at UGA, Tifton

There is an agent training in Tifton at the Nespal Bldg. on Dec. 6, 2016. The following speakers will be featured: Drs. Gary Hawkins, Bhabesh Dutta, Babu Srinivasan, George Boyhan, Timothy Coolong, Stormy Sparks and Greg Fonsah. Topics including irrigation and water resource updates, insect and disease management, organic production…
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EPA’s proposed revocation of ALL food tolerances for chlorpyrifos was published in the Federal Register on 17 Nov 2016 (by Dr. Stormy Sparks)

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/17/2016-27552/chlorpyrifos-tolerance-revocations-notice-of-data-availability-and-request-for-comment  This initiated a 60 day comment period that ends 17 Jan 2017. They are primarily requesting comments on specific information and procedures used in the new evaluation,  but will accept comments on any aspect of the evaluation. EPA’s summary is included below.  SUMMARY: EPA is announcing and inviting comment…
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Cucurbit Yellow Stunt Disorder Virus detected in Georgia on cucumber and cantaloupe

Cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) has recently been confirmed on cucumber and cantaloupe samples in GA. Symptoms: Initial symptom starts with chlorotic (yellow) spotting, which gradually develops into a distinct interveinal chlorosis (yellowing). The veins of the leaf remain green but the rest of the leaf turns bright yellow giving an appearance as…
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ALERT: Downy Mildew of Watermelon Detected in Georgia

Downy mildew of cucurbit in watermelon has been detected from Taylor County in Georgia (Aug 23, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in watermelon and other cucurbits can occur. I would suggest our watermelon growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their…
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Welcome to Vegetable Blog

Dr. Bhabesh Dutta The purpose of this blog is to keep our clientele informed with current disease updates on vegetable crops. Through this blog, Dr. Dutta would also like to provide current spray guide and management recommendations on important vegetable diseases. His extension program at the University of Georgia focuses on the…
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